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Tesla's autopilot lets cars change lanes by themselves

2015-10-15 08:09

LET YOUR CAR HANDLE TRAFFIC FOR YOU: Tesla's system enables its cars to change lanes automatically and even find a parking spot and parallel park. Image: AFP

Detroit - Tesla Motors is leapfrogging its competitors with an autopilot system that lets its cars change lanes by themselves.

Tesla unveiled the system in a blog post Wednesday. It will be added to some Model S sedans and Model X SUVs through a software update.

Change lanes, auto park

Like other semi-autonomous systems from Mercedes, Audi and Volvo, Tesla's system automatically keeps the car within its lane and maintains a certain distance from the car in front. It can find a parking spot and parallel park itself.

It also uses cameras and sensors to warn drivers about potential side impacts.

But analysts say Tesla goes further with industry-first autonomous lane-changing.

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